Anthony Lentscher

  • Graduate Student

Research Interests

Chikungunya virus causes a syndrome characterized by myalgia and a severe polyarthralgia and polyarthritis. The virus exhibits a broad tissue tropism in the mammalian host, and it is unclear how replication at distinct sites influences pathogenesis. Lentscher's project looks to engineer viruses with restricted replication in discrete tissues to determine how replication at those sites contributes to disease.